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"Highly political."

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Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

With the exception of paid time off, good benefits. Lots of training and employee activities. I had an office when I was there but those have been eliminated recently. Some opportunities for overseas assignments especially if you work in Finance.

Cons

Extremely political. One person doesn't like you and you can be gone without knowing what happened. Also, some departments - particularly sales - are the typical "old boys network". Very conservative. Even in the worst heat of summertime, men are expected to wear long sleeve shirts and ties. In some ways felt like high school with all the "cliques" - just look at the cafeteria and how departments have lunch together and talk about other people.

Advice to Management

More emphasis on better managers and people development.

Other Employee Reviews for Colgate-Palmolive

  1. "Average company to work for - ability to learn many new technologies!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Summer hours
    Work from home
    Plenty of training

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    Work tends to get boring
    Slow growth, promotions based on every other year regardless of contributions
    Performance reviews based on seniority, work enough years and you'll reach the top
    Talent retention issues while others just get by doing nothing
    IT management are non technical folks making technical decisions

    Advice to Management

    Hire new employees with strong IT background and get rid of others who do not belong in


  2. "Fulfilling"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Excellent work life balance : The company truly cares for its employees personal priorities
    2. Lot of focus on development of the employee : A lot of effort is put into planning development of individual careers
    3. Challenging work : Lot of fulfilling work available

    Cons

    1. Not enough dynamism in overall company strategy : The company does not appear to care much about achieving a higher growth rate (topline or bottom line)
    2. Too system driven : Almost bureaucratic in the approach in many areas
    3. Too cautious in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    The top management needs to focus on building strategies for generating higher topline growth to provide faster growth opportunities to employees to grow their careers. This could include inorganic growth options (mergers and acquisitions).

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